Line 6 Flextone III Plus
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Line 6 Flextone III Plus

Flextone III Plus, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Line 6 in the Flextone series.

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iamqman 10/05/2011

Line 6 Flextone III Plus : iamqman's user review

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Line 6 is a money making outfit. They have successfully taken over the amp modeling world. They are a great company and make some fantastic products. I just cannot get into this amp modeling world.

I have played almost every type of unit that has come out by Line 6 and i always like their stompbox effects and there PODs for effects purposes but their amp modeling is just terrible. It is unnatural and just purely processed sounds. You cannot make a digital preset sound like a Bogner XTC or Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. No amount of processing power can recreate those tones. It simply cannot be done.

UTILIZATION


Flextone III Plus features:

* 32 Vetta-based amp models
* 12 Effects based on Line 6's award-winning stomp box modelers
* 16 Mix 'n' Match Speaker Cab options
* Award-winning Point-to-Point modeling technology
* 1x12 touring quality cabinet
* Powerful 150-watt stereo power amp
* 4 programmable amp channel memories
* Stereo XLR direct outputs
* MIDI compatibility allowing access to deep editing and the Tone Transfer library

SOUNDS


This amp is one that has the power and versatility of the POD series units but in an amp form. You get basically all that the POD has but you can blast it through their speaker combo.

The only amp models that I like in this batch are the Soldano, Bogner, and Vox amps. The other ones sound thinner and metallic sounding. The vox amps can take effects well and so the tone is a little bit more tolerated. The Soldano and Bogner have so much gain that is kind of masks that you are playing a digital amp. You can't dial the processing out of it but this is a little bit more audibly pleasing. And of course the Mesa Boogies are thicker sounding but still thin in comparison to a real Dual or Triple Rectifier.

OVERALL OPINION

These amps have been discontinued and replaced by the Bogner series I believe or maybe the spider. Either way you have to go the used market route to get this amp. If you must own a modeling amp then I would looking into the Peavey series amps. They model their own amps and they sounds decent for digital. If you want all the different amp makers in one then this is the amp for that. You can find these for about $300 in the classifieds somewhere if you want. However, I'd go with the Bogner model if it were me.